MSG NETWORK TO TELEVISE ESPN RADIO’S POPULAR
“HAHN & HUMPTY” SHOW
WEEKNIGHTS AT 7PM ALL SUMMER LONG ON MSG
Telecasts Kick Off Monday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m.
New York, NY (April 13, 2016) – MSG Networks (NYSE: MSGN) announced today that ESPN Radio’s popular program “Hahn & Humpty” will join MSG’s weeknight summer programing lineup. Every Monday through Thursday, from Monday, May 23 through September 8 MSG Network’s Knicks studio analyst Alan Hahn and former Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro will give MSG viewers a look inside their studio with a one-hour highlight show, featuring the duo’s unique New York sports commentary and analysis from 7-8:00 p.m. “Hahn & Humpty is broadcast weekdays on ESPN98.7 from 12-3:00 p.m. and the MSG telecast will feature highlights from the day’s show. In addition to being telecast on MSG, “Hahn & Humpty” will also be available on “MSG GO.”
“Rick and I have often said – ‘If only people could see the fun we have in the studio while doing the radio show’ – so the telecast gives fans that exclusive opportunity,” said Hahn. “It’s been great being part of the MSG Networks family and I am excited to continue that relationship with the ‘Hahn & Humpty’ Show.”
“After 10 years of reading what Alan thought about sports in the newspaper, I enjoy debating him on the show, face-to-face, every day,” DiPietro said. “It’s always been our goal to give our listeners an amazing sports talk radio experience and I think the telecast will add another dimension to that.”
“MSG Networks is excited to bring fans inside the studio for the popular ‘Hahn & Humpty’ radio show,” said Andrea Greenberg, president and chief executive officer, MSG Networks. “Alan and Rick are already members of the MSG Networks family, and to have them share their unique perspective on New York sports on a daily basis is a win for our viewers as well as new fans who will get a peek behind-the-scenes.”
“98.7 ESPN Radio is excited to work with MSG Networks to bring ‘Hahn & Humpty’ to a new audience,” said Tim McCarthy, SR VP /GM, ESPN Radio. “In a very short period of time, Alan and Rick have become a very popular duo with NY fans, and this collaboration is a natural progression to expand their brand and bring more attention to a show that ESPN radio is very proud of.”
Alan Hahn joined MSG Networks as a full-time studio analyst in the fall of 2011. Hahn spent 16 years as a writer at Newsday, serving as the paper’s Knicks beat writer for five seasons before joining MSG. Prior to writing about the NBA, Hahn covered the New York Islanders and the NHL, which is where he first met DiPietro. Hahn started at Newsday in 1995 on the high school assignment desk.
Rick DiPietro is a former NHL goalie who was drafted first overall by the Islanders in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft and played with them for 12 years. He joined MSG Networks Islanders telecasts in the 2015 season as a studio analyst.
About MSG Networks
MSG Networks Inc. is an industry leader with two award-winning regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network (MSG) and MSG+, as well as the live streaming and video on demand platform, MSG GO. The networks are home to nine professional sports teams, delivering live games of the New York Knicks; New York Rangers; New York Liberty; New York Islanders; New Jersey Devils; Buffalo Sabres; Major League Soccer’s Red Bulls and the Westchester Knicks, and exclusive non-game coverage of the New York Giants. Each year, the networks collectively telecast approximately 700 live sporting events – which also include college football and college basketball from top conferences – along with a full schedule of critically-acclaimed original programming. The gold standard for regional broadcasting, MSG Networks has won 145 New York Emmy Awards over the past nine years. More information is available at www.msgnetworks.com.
About ESPN New York 98.7FM
ESPN New York 98.7FM, the flagship station of ESPN Radio, offers fans complete coverage of New York sports, providing sports talk, local and national play-by-play as well as breaking news coverage. It is the official radio home for three of New York’s most iconic teams: the Jets, Knicks and Rangers as well as national championship play-by-play including the World Series, NBA Finals and College Football Championship. Content is streamed live on the ESPN app and at www.ESPNNewYork.com.
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